The Registration & Student Records office is responsible for identifying students who have met all their credential requirements. Once a student is listed as a candidate for graduation and completes all required coursework the credential will be awarded even if the student requests a change of study but still completes the previous program.
Students will receive an email from the Registration & Student Records office during the term in which they are enrolled in the final courses needed to complete their degrees, certificates or short term certificates. This email will simply confirm that the student has indeed registered for the necessary courses and, pending successful completion of those courses, can expect to receive their diplomas or certificates at the end of the term. Once those courses have been completed successfully, students will be graduated. They will receive their diplomas or certificates through the U.S. Postal Service in approximately eight weeks after the end of the term.
Important points for graduating students to do during their last term:
- Check with an academic advisor to ensure their academic programs are correctly recorded.
- Check their Sinclair emails.
- Be sure the Registration & Student Records office has their correct mailing addresses.
Participation in Commencement
Students earning their associate degrees or bachelor degrees will be offered the opportunity to participate in Sinclair's annual commencement ceremony. This ceremony takes place in May. Participation in the commencement ceremony is limited to those students earning associate or bachelor degrees.
- Last Revised: 08/10/2023